Vernee X is a brand new smartphone that comes with a massive all-screen display at the front side. It truly has a mega slim premium sleek design! Looks way better than Galaxy A3 2017. It’s a good competitor to the new glossy black Nokia 7!
Main specs: 5.99 inch Display, 2160×1080 pixels screen, MTK6763 Chipset, Octa-core clocked at 2.0GHz, Android 7.1 Nougat, 6GB of RAM, 128GB Internal storage, 13.0MP + 5.0MP Dual front camera, 16.0MP + 5.0MP Dual rear camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G!
What I’m first impressed with Vernee X is how it features four cameras in total. Two on front and two on back. Perfect for dual lovers. The thing I don’t like is how it only comes with Bluetooth 4.0. I would have prefer to see it come with 5.0.
But the main thing most will love is the design of the phone. That truly beats the majority of other boring phones. The display is more bezel-less than what you get on LG G6. There is a risk I see with this device that the fingerprint rear sensor is a bit too close to the camera sensor. They should have created a bit more distance between the two.
It doesn’t come with any capacitive touch buttons on the front. They are going more with an all display design. Something we start to see on more smartphones. 6.0 inch screens are starting to become normal size. A few years ago people was thinking 5.0 inch was large.
Vernee X also comes with cool features as Face ID. Something we saw on iPhone X and on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. It’s clearly is the most comfortable way to unlock a device. The battery is truly wild inside this phone massive 6200mAh! The 3D curved design on the back give some crazy style to this phone.
I said the chipset up above but it may also feature the Helio P23 chipset instead. It does list both Helio and MTK so it’s a little confusing. At least it’s an octa-core variant.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is a well designed phone from Xiaomi. Earlier I have talked about the lower end edition that is called Redmi Y1 Lite. That has a little more humble specs.
Main specs: 5.5 inch Display, Snapdragon 435 Chipset, Octa-core processor, Adreno 505 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB Internal storage, 128GB Card extend support, MIUI skin on top of Android, Dual SIM Card Dual Standby, 16.0MP Front camera, 13.0MP Back camera and 3080mAh Battery!
You can see with Xiaomi Redmi Y1 that Xiaomi keeps working on their idea of doing a higher megapixel sensor on the front for selfies. I feel that Xiaomi has learned that people use the selfie camera more than the rear camera. Especially in the times of Snapchat and Instagram!
This is a very slim gadget only 7.7mm in thickness and with low 153 grams of weight. It does come with a fingerprint sensor too. A sad thing is how it comes with old Micro USB technology. It’s a bit strange considering the price of this phone. Using microUSB in 2018 might be a little bit boring and outdated. It also doesn’t have new Bluetooth 5.0 but version 4.2.
The specs you get on front facing camera is: F/2.0 aperture, selfie-light, front flash light and 76.4 wide angle lens! The wide angle will be great for group selfies. The specs you get on rear camera are: PDAF, Flash light, F/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording at 30fps!
I do enjoy how Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has 3.5mm jack for audio. A must have for wired cable lovers! The display has standard resolution of 1280×720. That it’s not higher is great because this might actually save you some battery. And most can’t tell a difference between 1080p and 720p display. So better to save battery life. This is a 4G phone so you will get the latest super speeds. We may see 5G in 2020 in smartphones! This phone comes in Gold and Gray colour edition!
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ new Samsung smartphones we will see in 2018 we are rumored to get a 3MP iris scanner to more easily be able to scan your eyes.
Right now I am sometimes using the 2MP iris scanner on my Galaxy S8 and it’s true that it doesn’t always work so good. Sometimes it really takes a long time for it to detect your iris. And many times it barely even works. The S8+, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 all had a 2MP iris scanner. With this new phone they would bump it up to 3MP which is 50% more detail it can get and it will make it work so much better and faster! This will mostly be great for people that wear eyeglasses, moving their eyeballs, dark environment or too light environment.
Samsung want this process to unlock your phone in less than 1 second. As we know right now the Samsung fingerprint scanner can unlock phone in 0.1s. But I bet Samsung is working hard at improving the speed even more. Face scanners is getting more popular. Samsung first have an option to unlock phone with Iris another is that it scans for your Face. Unlock with face seems to be faster. But I bet iris scanner is more safer.
Apple is moving towards unlock phones with face too with their latest iPhone X. it seems like unlock with face will be the large thing in 2018. And that we will more move away from unlock phones with fingerprint or PIN code. Eventually we will probably have our phone unlocked the moment our body touch the device. It’s going to be interesting what other cool things that we may see in phones 2018. 2017 was the year we saw many dual camera phones and all-screen display smartphones.
Huawei Honor View 10 is a new smartphone that comes with a very large display. We have started to see Huawei release many new devices with slight differences. It’s nice when they give us so many options. This phone comes in a half the price of a Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X!
Main specs: 5.99″ Display, 20MP Camera with 2160p Video, 6GB of RAM, HiSilicon Kirin 970 Chipset, 3750mAh Battery Li-Po, Bezel-less display, Front Glass + Aluminium Body, Hybrid Dual SIM and Android 8.0 Oreo!
My favourite thing about this device is how the front display has a more of an all-screen display type. That goes high up on top and bottom to create minimal bezel. This looks better than the large bezels top and bottom that you get on the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone.
The GPU you get inside is the Mali-G72 MP12 variant it’s being combined with a Octa-core processor with 8 cores 4×2.4GHz Cortex-A73 + 4×1.8GHz Cortex-A53. This will satisfy all your gaming needs and desires in awesome smartphone performance.
Another great thing is how you can expand the storage up to massive 256GB with a microSD card. The internal storage is huge 128GB! There is also another variant of this phone with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM. It will be a bit cheaper.
The primary camera is a Dual variant with 20MP + 16MP and it’s specs are: F/1.8, phase detection, autofocus and LED flash. The secondary front facing camera is using a 13MP sensor and has F/2.0. With 30fps video in 2160p video quality this phone will be great to record YouTube videos with!
It’s also a phone that features a 3.5mm jack with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. You get USB 2.0 with Type-C 1.0 connector.
The big battery will last for 528 hours on 3G standby and 23 hours of talk time on 3G. This phones come in the colours: Navy Blue, Midnight Black, Beach Gold, Aurora Blue and Charm Red!
Oppo F5 Youth new mobile comes with a large display on the front that produce an effect of super small bezels. Including tiny bezels at top and bottom side. Let’s dig deeper.
Main specs: 6.0″ Display, 1080×2160 pixels, 13MP camera with 1080p Video support, 3GB of RAM, MT6763T Helio P23 Chipset, 3200mAh battery, Dual SIM, 152 grams in weight, Front glass + Aluminium body, Android 7.1 Nougat, 32GB Internal storage and 13MP Primary camera!
The thing I highly enjoy with this device is how it features a 16MP front facing camera. This is even higher than the rear variant. This is great for the youth that likes to take lots of selfies. The specs on front camera is F/2.0 aperture and 2.0um in pixel size. The Rear camera has F/2.2 aperture, phase detection, autofocus and LED flash.
It only comes with microUSB 2.0 support which might be a bit boring compared to the newer phones that comes with latest Type-C support and faster charging. This phone packs Bluetooth 4.2 and it has A-GPS.
It comes in two colour editions Gold and Black. The price is a bit high around 280 euro but at least it’s below Galaxy A3 2017. I wish there was an option to remove the battery. But few new phones offer that these days. Not even the low end devices.
It has a fingerprint sensor located at the rear side. It also comes with 3.5mm earphone jack so can used wired audio phones. The octa-core processor is clocked at 2.5GHz and it’s using Cortex-A53. The GPU is amazing it’s the Mali-G71 MP2 which will perform magically in terms of Android gaming.
On top of Android Nougat you will get Oppo’s own UI that they call ColorOS 3.2. I like it’s rounded design and LTE speeds. I bet this device will sell amazing because of it’s sleek design!